Sponsored by the Micron Foundation, Chip Camp is a day camp filled with hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities related to semiconductor manufacturing and engineering jobs. For students entering 8th or 9th grades, Chip Camp provides a hands-on experience for attendees to learn and experience what engineers and scientists do every day in a semiconductor company.
What’s a logic gate? Why do semiconductor engineers avoid static? (Hint: It’s not just about shocking themselves on doorknobs). At Micron Chip Camp, students will get answers to these questions and more. Sign up for Chip Camp to:
Current Chip Camp Locations:
Additional locations coming soon!
From August 2020 through July 2021, Micron Gives brought STEM learning opportunities to more than 2,500 students around the world – in China, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and the United States.
Micron intern Victor Rodriguez-Toro, who volunteered with Micron’s first online Chip Camp offered in 2020, shares his story about working with students – and how they inspired him as much as he inspired them.
All Chip Camp experiences emphasize problem solving and collaboration through fun, competitive challenges as students engage together with science and engineering topics. Both Online and In-Person Chip Camp teams will have the chance to engage with fellow students and mentors, with our Online Chip Camp students breaking out into smaller teams in secure chatrooms to work together on projects. Whether you’re experiencing Online or In-Person Chip Camp, you’ll be working hands-on with materials as you experiment —– and we ship materials to online participants, so everything is yours to keep!
Chip Camp is FREE to all students, thanks to support from the Micron Foundation.
Bring your curiosity and willingness to learn. Lunch and snacks will be provided, and we will work to accommodate food sensitivities/allergies. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch, which can be stored for lunch-time access.
Because you will be doing experiments and working alongside others, we ask that all students dress for working in a lab. That means closed-toe shoes and comfortable, full-coverage clothing that you can move easily around in and that will protect you from rogue hot glue and other craft/lab mishaps (shorts are not recommended).
Students participating in online chip camp must have a device that has reliable internet to access the secure Zoom platform. Ideally, the device will have a keyboard, however, a tablet can work. If you do not have a device with a reliable internet connection, please note that in the registration form, as Micron Foundation can offer support.
To register for the camps, please use our registration form. If you have other questions about camp logistics or registration, please email us and we’ll get back to you right away.
We expect all students to participate in the full two / three days. We often have a waitlist, so we ask that students who are not able to commit to time commitment give their spot to someone able to experience the full camp.